Ros is an experienced animateur, working to make classical music and art music - whether opera, orchestral or choral music - more accessible to young people from all backgrounds. Her work as an animateur is underpinned by years of experience as a music specialist in a variety of inner London schools and community music projects.
For the London Philharmonic Orchestra, she has been commissioned to write several projects for Creative Classrooms Connect, an on-line resource for teachers working with upper primary age children which provides projects and resources connected to repertoire performed in LPO concerts. Click below to see an example.
For the Concordia Foundation, Ros has co-written and performed in short pieces of musical theatre as well as bringing traditional operatic repertoire to life for Concordia's Young Audiences Project - including writing education resource packs and running workshops in schools before bringing primary children to professional-quality opera performances.
New pieces of theatre (in partnership with Charles Court Opera and the Concordia Foundation): Shadows of what may be (2013), Back at 12:15 (2015), Fyer! Fyer! (2016). Re-workings of operatic repertoire (in partnership with Opera North Education and the Concordia Foundation): Hansel and Gretel: a whistlestop opera (2017), The Mini-Magic Flute (2018).
As the Dew Fairy in
Hansel & Gretel: a whistlestop opera
Ros Savournin combines an in-depth knowledge of repertoire with a real understanding of how to bridge the gap between classical/art music and primary music education. Her wealth of experience working with primary children and supporting other music practitioners enables her to engage and inspire young audiences and to write creative, practical resources that will really work in school settings.
If you would like her input on your next project...